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Paul Creavin

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Professional Profile 2019
Paul is a SFEDI accredited Business Advisor, based in East London for the past 19 years; supporting entrepreneurs at all development stages across a sector diverse client portfolio. This includes work with pre-start businesses, start-ups and established businesses managing their growth or survival challenges.
Employing an analytical and diagnostic approach to understanding the needs of the business and its owner, Paul helps clients to identify the resources and actions required to achieve their objectives. The importance of planning for success and growth is at the core of his advice and delivery.

Drawing upon a banking and finance background spanning 22 years, coupled with extensive experience gained whilst working as a business adviser for over 19 years, Paul can bring the perspectives of both borrower and lender to the table when helping business owners to develop business plans and funding applications. Preparing the applicant to present to potential fund providers is one of his specialist areas.

In practice, Paul adheres closely to the National Enterprise Support standards. He particularly values the standards which are designed to enable individuals to analyse their business; implement changes, and act for themselves. These support the development of the business owner with the aim of helping them to be better Entrepreneurs and Business Managers.

Key Skills and competences:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong commercial background and experience spanning three decades
Analytical and risk assessment skills developed in a corporate environment

Role specific Business Advisor skills/experience
Business advice Commercial awareness Strategic overview
Business planning Market research Finance & Accounting
Funding requirements Finance applications Managing performance
Relationship Management Managing operations Sales and marketing
Growth planning Troubleshooting Franchising
Managing staff Team building Developing people

Regions Covered


Support Offered

One-to-one, Face-to-face, Online (Email)

SFEDI Approved Business Support Qualification(s)

ILM/SFEDI Business Adviser

Non-Approved Business Support Qualification(s)

Associate of The Chartered Institute of Bankers. ACIB Diploma 1989.

QED Business Up & Running Mentoring accreditation 2002.

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